Special Mass To Be HeldAt St. Jude’s

All parishioners are invited to join in prayer during a special mass in memory of deceased family and friends on Monday, November 2 at 7 p. m. in the Church. Following the liturgy, light refreshments will be served in the Parish Center.

The Feast Day for Ss. Simon and Jude will be celebrated on Wednesday, October 28. Novena prayers and a blessing with the St. Jude Relic will be said at the 7 a. m. and 1:50 p. m. Masses. All parishioners are welcome.

Everyone is invited to St. Jude School/Parish Howl-o-ween fun to come and dance the night away. It will be Friday, October 30 from 6:30 p. m. until 9 pm. at St. Jude School. The evening will feature pumpkin painting, games, food, and dancing. Registration forms were sent home with St. Jude School students and Religious Ed students. They may also be accessed on the parish website. The cost is $10 per family. Contact Carrie Grandzol at cgrandzolstjc@gmail.comfor more information.

Children’s Liturgy of the Word (CLOW) will be held November 1.

There will be a refresher course for all existing altar servers on Tuesday, November 3 at 5:30 p. m. and Thursday, November 5 at 5:30 p. m. All existing altar servers are required to attend one of the refresher sessions to be aware of some changes for altar servers.

Holy Redeemer High School is hosting a Night at the Races on Saturday, November 7. For more information, please call 570-829-2424.

The Feed My Sheep Ministry will be collecting slightly used or new blankets for the homeless during the month of October. Blankets may be dropped off in the entry way of St. Jude School. Blankets will be distributed on Saturday, November 7.

St. Mary’s in Dorrance will hold their annual Roast Beef Dinner on Saturday, November 7 from 3 p. m. until 7 p. m. The family--style meal includes roast beef, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, corn, pickled cabbage, red beets, dinner roll, dessert, and beverage. The cost is $9 adults, $4 children 6-11, and children under age 5 are free. Take outs are available. For further info, call 570-868-5855.

The Giving Tree gives us the opportunity to remember the less fortunate and shut-ins of the parish and community at Christmas. Now is the time to call the Parish Center with a person’s or families’ name, address, children’s ages, clothing sizes, and special needs. Names will be accepted until November 9 to ensure everyone gets a gift on time. All names will be kept confidential.

Weekday Masses at St. Jude’s are Monday through Friday at 7 a. m. and Wednesday at 12:10 p. m. Weekday Masses at St. Mary’s are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday at 8 a. m. Saturday Vigil Masses are 4 p. m. at St. Jude’s and 5:30 p. m. at St. Mary’s. Sunday Masses are 7:30 a. m., 9 a. m., 10:30 a. m. and noon at St. Jude’s and 9 a. m. at St. Mary’s. For further information, call the Parish Center at 570-474-6315. Parish Center hours are Monday and Wednesday from 9 a. m. until 3:30 pm; Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a. m. until 1 p. m; closed on Friday and Saturday; Sunday from 8:30 a. m. until 12:30 pm. The parish website is www.stjc.org.